Pupil hospitalised after being hit by car outside Frances Bardsley Academy, Romford

PUBLISHED: 11:36 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:36 05 November 2015

Frances Bardsley School

Frances Bardsley School


A schoolgirl was taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside Frances Bardsley Academy For Girls in Romford yesterday afternoon.

The 14-year-old pupil and 1,000 other girls were leaving the school at 3.15pm when she was struck.

Police and ambulance crews arrived at the scene and the girl was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not life threatening.

Julian Dutnall, headteacher at the academy, praised staff and local residents who ushered the other girls past the scene.

He said: “The thoughts and prayers of those at school are with the pupil and her family as she recovers.”

He said he was pleased Havering Council were taking road safety as seriously as the school, and led calls for a significant crossing outside the school.

No arrests have been made.

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